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Sun 10 Dec 2006
UAE Desert Challenge season finale preview
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UAE Desert Challenge season finale preview

COMA AIMS FOR DESERT CHALLENGE GRAND FINALE AS CASTEU HOMES IN ON WORLD TITLE French star holds big lead but can't afford mistakes as cross country rally series heads for climax in UAE Dubai, UAE, 21 September 2006: Defending...

Desert Challenge preview
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Desert Challenge preview

NAKHEEL BOOSTS DESERT CHALLENGE AS PETERHANSEL SETS SIGHTS ON ANOTHER UAE VICTORY Sulayem confirms sponsorship agreement with leading property developer as Mitsubishi confirms three-car assault Dubai, UAE, 13 September 2006: Stephane ...

Nissan UAE Desert Challenge news 2006-08-28
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Nissan UAE Desert Challenge news 2006-08-28

WORLD TITLE WITHIN REACH FOR NISSAN AS MANUFACTURER EXTENDS DESERT CHALLENGE BACKING Sulayem builds on event's success story as new agreement keeps Nissan Patrol as official car for dramatic desert rally Dubai, UAE, 28th August 2006: ...

Sat 11 Nov 2006
Repsol UAE final summary
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Repsol UAE final summary

MARC COMA AND LUC ALPHAND CLINCH THE VICTORY IN THE UAE DESERT CHALLENGE IN DUBAI Absolute success for Repsol riders and drivers in Dubai. Peterhansel finishes second in the car class, and Jordi Viladoms, third, achieves his first podium finish...

Al-Attiyah UAE final summary
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Al-Attiyah UAE final summary

QATAR'S NASSER AL-ATTIYAH FINISHES FIFTH OVERALL IN UAE DESERT CHALLENGE Germany's Kleinschmidt and Spain's Monterde in 6th and 8th positions Qatar's Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Alain Guehennec headed a successful UAE Desert ...

Team Saluki UAE final summary
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Team Saluki UAE final summary

An early start to the day as it's effectively a 544.40Km route from the camp through two special stages returning to Dubai. A long and isolated journey with very little viewing points easily accessible The car, as it is every night, was serviced...

UAE Desert Challenge final summary
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UAE Desert Challenge final summary

ALPHAND CRUISES TO DESERT CHALLENGE TITLE Coma captures bikes crown but loses world champion's mantle to Casteu Dubai, UAE, 10th November, 2006: Former world champion downhill skier Luc Alphand drove smoothly to his first victory in the UAE ...

Fri 10 Nov 2006
UAE: Team Saluki day four summary
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UAE: Team Saluki day four summary

Last night, the Saluki camp had another visitor, this time in the form of Mohammed Ben Sulayem who came to chat with the team. The Saluki support team has increased overnight with a couple of new arrivals. Currently in the Kennel we have the...

Repsol UAE leg four summary
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Repsol UAE leg four summary

LUC ALPHAND IN CARS AND MARC COMA IN MOTORBIKES FACE THE LAST SPECIAL OF THE DUBAI RAID LEADING THE STANDINGS Alphand finishes fourth fastest and victory for Coma. Stephane Peterhansel keeps the second position in the overall car class ...

Al-Attiyah UAE leg four summary
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Al-Attiyah UAE leg four summary

QATAR'S NASSER AL-ATTIYAH TAKES SECOND FASTEST TIME IN UAE DESERT CHALLENGE 2006 UAE Desert Challenge Leg 4 Moreeb - Moreeb Liaison 6 km, Special 378.90 km, Liaison 123.10 km - Total 508.00 km Qatar's Nasser Bin Saleh Al-Attiyah and French ...

Al-Attiyah UAE leg three summary
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Al-Attiyah UAE leg three summary

QATAR'S AL-ATTIYAH MOVES UP TO FIFTH IN UAE DESERT CHALLENGE 2006 UAE Desert Challenge Leg 3 Moreeb - Moreeb Liaison 6 km, Special 218 km, Liaison 69 km - Total 293 km Kleinschmidt sixth fastest and up to sixth place; Spaniard Monterde holds...

UAE Desert Challenge leg four report
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UAE Desert Challenge leg four report

ALPHAND, COMA STAY ON DESERT CHALLENGE VICTORY TRAIL AS CASTEU HOMES IN ON WORLD TITLE Sainz is king of the desert for a second day but Vatanen finds more gloom Moreeb Hill, UAE, 9th November, 2006: Barring any final leg disasters, two ...

Wed 08 Nov 2006
Al-Attiyah UAE leg two summary
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Al-Attiyah UAE leg two summary

DRIVESHAFT PROBLEMS COST QATAR'S AL-ATTIYAH TIME IN UAE DESERT CHALLENGE 2006 UAE Desert Challenge Leg 2: Moreeb - Moreeb Liaison 54.85 km, Special 304.50 km, Liaison 92.47 km - Total 451.82 km Kleinschmidt back on track with sixth fastest...

Al-Attiyah UAE leg one summary
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Al-Attiyah UAE leg one summary

QATAR'S AL-ATTIYAH FLIES THE X-RAID FLAG IN THE UAE 2006 UAE Desert Challenge Leg 1: Abu Dhabi - Moreeb Liaison 53.20 km, Special 284.45 km, Liaison 119.03 km - Total 456.68 km Kleinschmidt loses 50 minutes with a minor water pipe ...

Al-Attiyah UAE Prologue summary
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Al-Attiyah UAE Prologue summary

QATAR'S NASSER AL-ATTIYAH LEADS THE X-RAID 2006 UAE Desert Challenge Super Special stage: Liaison; 5 km; Special 2 kms; Liaison 5 kms QATAR'S NASSER AL-ATTIYAH LEADS THE X-RAID TEAM INTO THE ARABIAN DESERTS Monterde, Kleinschmidt and Nobre...

Team Saluki UAE day two summary
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Team Saluki UAE day two summary

The Saluki started off the day a place ahead of yesterdays finishing place due to a fellow competitor having transmission problems on the start line. 72Km into the first 90Km section the call came in that the team fear to receive. The Dog's not...

Team Saluki UAE day one summary
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Team Saluki UAE day one summary

Day one of the event, the Saluki crosses the ceremonial start line at the Emirates Palace Hotel and was waved off by Mohammed Ben Sulayem to begin the 284.45Km first stage. And we're off !! At the official...

Repsol UAE leg two summary
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Repsol UAE leg two summary

Leg 2: Moreeb - Moreeb Liaison 54.85 km, Special 304.50 km, Liaison 92.47 km. Total 451.82 km Weather conditions: hot and sunny - 31-34º C LEADERSHIP FOR LUC ALPHAND IN THE CAR CLASS AND MARC COMA IN MOTORBIKES IN DUBAI Victory for Luc ...

Team Saluki UAE day three summary
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Team Saluki UAE day three summary

The dogs's back. Saluki start the day in 30th place due to the time penalties incurred yesterday. The start was delayed due to the fog and instead of the scheduled start time of 8:27 Saluki is finally let loose at 11:27 into the heat of the...

Mon 06 Nov 2006
Repsol UAE leg one summary
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Repsol UAE leg one summary

Leg 1: Abu Dhabi - Moreeb Liaison 53.20 km, Special 284.45 km, Liaison 119.03 km. Total 456.68 km Weather conditions: very hot, humid and sunny 34-36º C THE DUBAI RAID STARTS WITH REPSOL RIDERS AND DRIVERS IN THE LEADING POSITIONS Luc ...

Team Saluki UAE pre-race notes
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Team Saluki UAE pre-race notes

It's that time of the year when the dog is let loose from its kennel to locate and hunt down the prey as it takes part in the U.A.E. Desert Challenge The preparations have taken almost a year but the last couple of days have seen it all coming...

Team Saluki UAE Prologue summary
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Team Saluki UAE Prologue summary

Although relatively flat, the Prologue was a deeply rutted course where both bikes and vehicles were struggling to maintain their lines through the sand. This initial stage took it's toll on several of the vehicles causing breakdowns on the track.

UAE Desert Challenge pre-race notes
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UAE Desert Challenge pre-race notes

DESERT CHALLENGE HEADS FOR CLASSIC BATTLE IN THE EMPTY QUARTER Focus of cross country rallying world turns from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in season grand finale to decide two world titles Dubai, UAE, 5th November, 2006: The focus of the cross...

Sun 05 Nov 2006
Logistics provider ready for UAE Desert Challenge
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Logistics provider ready for UAE Desert Challenge

GAC Takes Up UAE Desert Challenge for Sixth Year Running Company to provide vital logistics support for Middle East's biggest motorsport event 3 November 2006, Dubai - For the sixth consecutive year, GAC Logistics has risen to the challenge as...

Fri 03 Nov 2006
Schlesser ready for UAE Desert Challenge
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Schlesser ready for UAE Desert Challenge

SCHLESSER READY FOR BIG DESERT BATTLE Rallying's man for all season's sends warning to rivals as he aims buggy towards sixth win in UAE Dubai, UAE, 2nd November, 2006: The odds may be stacking up against Jean-Louis Schlesser as he looks...

Sun 29 Oct 2006
Sulayem's press conference on UAE Desert Challenge
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Sulayem's press conference on UAE Desert Challenge

DESERT CHALLENGE IS BEST YET, SAYS SULAYEM Stars shine in "fantastic" line-up as cross country rallying world turns its attention to UAE Dubai, UAE, 29th October, 2006: The most powerful assembly of rallying talent and machinery ever seen...

Tue 24 Oct 2006
Vatanen, Sainz team up for UAE Desert Challenge
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Vatanen, Sainz team up for UAE Desert Challenge

VATANEN, SAINZ TURN ON POWER FOR DESERT CHALLENGE Rally legends aim to give VW World Cup edge over Mitsubishi Dubai, UAE, 21st October, 2006: Ari Vatanen and Carlos Sainz, two of the greatest names in rallying history, are heading for a ...

Tue 10 Oct 2006
Repsol Pharaons Rally final summary
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Repsol Pharaons Rally final summary

MARC COMA FINISHES A PERFECT RALLY WITH A VICTORY Negative day for Repsol KTM team mate Jordi Viladoms, who was forced to retire due to a mechanical problem despite running in a secure second overall position 2005 Raid World Championship Marc...

Mon 09 Oct 2006
Pharaons Rally Siwa - Baharia summary
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Pharaons Rally Siwa - Baharia summary

PHARAONS INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RALLY 1-9 october 2006 STAGE N.6: SIWA - BAHARIA TRANSFER: Km 4,72 SPECIAL TEST: Km 430,03 TOTAL: Km 434,75 Again, a lot of sand under your wheels. The Start is near...

Repsol Pharaons Rally Siwa-Bahariya summary
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Repsol Pharaons Rally Siwa-Bahariya summary

GOOD AND BAD RESULTS FOR THE REPSOL RIDERS IN EGYPT Marc Coma and Jordi Viladoms strengthen their leading positions in the overall standings. Carlo De Gavardo has a strong crash and retires after being diagnosed a fracture in his left leg by the...

Sun 08 Oct 2006
Pharaons Rally Baharia - Siwa summary
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Pharaons Rally Baharia - Siwa summary

PHARAONS INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RALLY 1-9 october 2006 STAGE N.5: BAHARIA - SIWA SPECIAL TEST: Km 375,34 TRANSFER: Km 72,90 TOTAL: Km 448,24 TODAY'S STAGE This SS presents a wide...

Repsol Pharaons Rally Bahariya - Siwa summary
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Repsol Pharaons Rally Bahariya - Siwa summary

TRANSITION DAY FOR THE REPSOL RIDERS IN EGYPT Jordi Viladoms fourth, Marc Coma sixth and Carlo De Gavardo seventh in an incidence-free day Coma starting first, Viladoms second and de Gavardo fourth, today's stage was a stage with a lot to loose...

Fri 06 Oct 2006
Pharaons Rally Farafra - Baharia summary
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Pharaons Rally Farafra - Baharia summary

PHARAONS INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RALLY 1-9 october 2006 STAGE N.4: FARAFRA - BAHARIA SPECIAL TEST: Km 205,33 TRANSFER: Km 34,93 SPECIAL TEST: Km 169,35 TOTAL: Km 409,61 TODAY'S ...

Repsol Pharaons Rally Farafra - Baharia summary
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Repsol Pharaons Rally Farafra - Baharia summary

MARC COMA AND JORDI VILADOMS CLINCH ANOTHER ONE-TWO FINISH IN EGYPT Current Raid World Champion Marc Coma wins both specials of the day. Repsol KTM team mate Jordi Viladoms is second in both specials. Carlo De Gavardo is third. Again a very...

Repsol Pharaons Rally El Dakhla - Farafra summary
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Repsol Pharaons Rally El Dakhla - Farafra summary

THREE VICTORIES IN THREE LEGS FOR THE REPSOL RIDERS IN EGYPT The victory was today for Carlo de Gavardo, with Jordi Viladoms third and Marc Coma fourth Chilean rider Carlo de Gavardo, also representing the Repsol colours at the Pharaons Rally ...

Pharaons Rally El Dakhla - Farafra summary
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Pharaons Rally El Dakhla - Farafra summary

PHARAONS INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RALLY 1-9 october 2006 STAGE N.3: EL DAKHLA - FARAFRA TRANSFER: Km 0 SPECIAL TEST: Km 402,55 TOTAL: Km 402,55 TODAY'S STAGE The start is near the El...